Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
|This photo shows the bold foliage, as well as an example of multiple flower stalks on a single plant (most verbascums seem to stick with a single stalk) |
Quickly forms a sizeable clump of mid-green textured large leaves. The flower spikes, which appear in June, seem white from a distance, but are more intricately colored when viewed up close. Although it is drought-tolerant, the ones claiming better-irrigated spots in our garden grow much more strongly than the ones in bake-spots.
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Shirley Jones||Jul 18, 2005||Some years ago, I planted a member of the mullien plant. It had huge fleshy leaves, fully covered with white silky hairs. The flowers grew on long stalks. It was considered a biennial, but acted as a perennial. I grew them around my sundail and they were just perfect. However, I've just moved, sundail and all, and wanted to grow this plant around my sundial again. I can't find the tag that came with the plant, so am hoping that you can help. I was advised that it was the verbascum chaiksii 'album', and referred to your site. On checking the pics, I don't believe this is the same plant. Would you know the name of the plant I'm searching for? Any assistance would be appreciated! Shirley J|
There are many verbascums - I'd need more description to know for sure. However, have a look at photos of Verbascum thapsi (or thapsiforme) on the web. They have the white-fuzzy leaves.
|Deb||Jun 02, 2010||I had a verbascum chaixii 'Album' that morphed this year into what appears to be the parent plant. Have you heard anything about this cultivar doing this?|
It's extremely unlikely that your plant morphed - more probably, the plant is a seedling, and your original plant died (these are short-lived, reseeding perennials).
|Cok Grootscholten. Succulent Nursery||Jul 11, 2012||I grow this form without name and found this photos GREAT SITE !!|
- Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F (75%G, starting 5d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (60%G, 7-15d)
Blooms first year from seed. Seed apparently maintains viability for a number of years.
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